Polaris Recalls Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 13, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Hazard: The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” for more information.

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 3,800

Description: This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have “Polaris” printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 450,” “Sportsman 570,” “Sportsman 850,” “Sportsman 1000” or “Scrambler 1000” printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.

The following models are included in the recall:

Model Year Model Number Model
2017 A17SEE50A1 Sportsman 450 HO EPS Sage Green
2017 A17SEE57A1 Sportsman 570 EPS Sage Green
2017 A17SEE57A7 Sportsman 570 EPS Indy Red
2017 A17SEF57A4 Sportsman 570 EPS Utility Edition
2017 A17SEE57A9 Sportsman 570 EPS PPC
2017 A17SDE57A2 Sportsman Touring 570 EPS Bright White
2017 A17SHE57AL Sportsman 570 SP Stealth Black
2017 A17SHE57AS Sportsman 570 SP Sunset Red
2017 A17SHD57AG Sportsman 570 SP Matte Sagebrush Green
2017 A17SJE57AU Sportsman Touring 570 SP Silver Pearl
2017 A17SWE57A1 Sportsman X2 570 Sage Green
2017 A17S6E57A1 Sportsman 6×6 570 EPS Sage Green
2017 A17SXE85A9 Sportsman 850 SP PPC
2017 A17SXE85AB Sportsman 850 SP Radar Blue
2017 A17SXE85AM Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic
2017 A17SYE85AS Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red
2017 A17SXE95AL Sportsman XP 1000 Stealth Black
2017 A17SYE95AK Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Black Pearl
2017 A17SVE95AM Scrambler XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 15 reports of the electronic power steering unit malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017 for between $6,900 and $13,300.

Importer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured In: U.S.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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